Helen of Troy

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Author: Margaret George

9780330418911 | PB | pp. 754 | 2007 | Pan Books

This book tells the Tale of Helen of Sparta and Troy – one of the great Greek mythological characters. A tale of passion, regret and vengeance.

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The author, here imagines the story of Helen of Sparta and Troy, one of the most amazing female mythical characters, ancient or modern. A war, which lasted for 10 years, was fought over her and nearly all the stories of the heroic age were bound into her story – a measure of her capacity to galvanise men into action.

Using her unique gift for research and recreation, Margaret George brings to life a Helen who was a tantalizing enigma from the very first, flesh and blood certainly, but also immortal, as the daughter of Zeus. Her beauty is so overwhelming and dangerous that, as a child, she is protected from seeing her reflection. Kings and princes compete for her hand in marriage, and she marries Menelaus of Sparta, but before marrying him all her other suitors swear to help bring Helen back should she ever be abducted again. When she falls for Paris of Troy it is assumed that he has taken her by force, when her actions are far more complex. The suitors are obliged to honour their oath and so the Trojan War begins – the most pivotal event in the history of ancient Greece . . . and the tragedy of these individuals.

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Author:

Margaret George

ISBN:

9780330418911

Publisher:

Pan Books

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

754

Year of Publication:

2007

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Margaret George is the author of several best-selling novels, including The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scotland & the Isles, and Mary, Called Magdalene. She travels widely to research her novels and lives with her husband in Madison, Wisconsin.

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